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Cannes Lions announces 2024 Young Lions winners

21 June 2024

This year’s competition sees Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan being awarded for the first time

India, Mexico, Portugal and South Korea were also awarded

Following seven competitions over four days, the Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity has announced its 2024 Young Lions winners.

The Young Lions competitions, which are sponsored by Adobe, are at the heart of the Cannes Lions School. They embody a true celebration of creativity across the world where young professionals have the opportunity to showcase their talent and achievements. All of the entries have been judged by members of the Cannes Lions Juries live in Cannes, and the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners have now been announced.

The News Movement, the official media partner of Young Lions, brought the competitions to life through behind-the-scenes video content and interviews designed to capture the spirit of creativity and innovation of emerging talent at the Festival.

Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, said, “The Young Lions Competitions are a unique opportunity for the next generation of talent to gain first-hand industry experience and we’re excited to announce this year’s winners. It’s inspiring to see new countries enter and win. This year saw Kazakhstan take home a Silver in the Digital competition and Uzbekistan win a Bronze in Design. The competition brings together an incredible cohort, whose stories have been amplified by our official Young Lions media partner, The News Movement. Congratulations to all the 2024 winners, and to all the competitors who rose to the challenge.”

Lotte Jones, Chief Commercial Officer, The News Movement, added: "Spotlighting the brilliant agency leaders of tomorrow becomes more important every year, and we are thrilled to celebrate the 2024 Young Lions winners. This year's competition was a remarkable display of creativity and ingenuity, with teams delivering truly innovative responses to the briefs.

“We are very proud to be the official media partner for the competition, helping to showcase talented creators and inspire others aspiring to forge a similar path. It was a privilege to share their journeys through our video content, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the competition and the remarkable individuals who make it all possible."

Young Lions Competition winners are as follows:

Design, sponsored by Monotype:

The Young Lions Design competition focuses on creating effective, refined and attractive brand identity. This year, the Young Lions were briefed to create a visual identity that raises awareness for the less well-known filmmaker Billy Wilder, by Museu da Imagem e do Som.


Billy Wilder - The Man Behind The Picture

Billy Nhiwatiwa, Designer, Jones Knowles Ritchie, UK

Ethan Brown, Designer, Studio Sutherl&, UK 


Through the Lens of Billy Wilder

Amber Redmond, Graphic Designer, Slater Design, Ireland

Paddy Collins, Motion Designer, Slater Design, Ireland


Billy Wilder - The Director that We Don’t See

Farrukh Murodov Senior Art Director, Paradigma Studio, Uzbekistan

Malikabonu Murodova, Copywriter, Paradigma Studio, Uzbekistan


The Young Digital Lion competition focuses on building a digital-led campaign that uses both the platform and the technology behind it. During the competition, participants were challenged to create a campaign to bring more people into the movement for climate justice by Project Dandelion.


Ice Breaking Moves

Roberto Concha Rodríguez, Senior Copywriter, GUT Mexico City, Mexico

Alejandra Margain, Strategy Director, GUT Mexico City, Mexico



Yermakova Adelya, Copywriter, SEED, Kazakhstan

Zharkynbek Murad, Designer, Freedom Bank, Kazakhstan


Pass Your Guilt

João Chicau, Copywriter, VML, Portugal

Tomás Almeida, Art Director, Akt Creative, Portugal


The Young Lions Film competition aims to create beautiful work that is impactful. The brief for this year’s Film competition focused on redefining what it means to be a successful man today to attempt to eliminate harmful stereotypes in advertising. The Unstereotype Alliance asked competitors to create a compelling film to address this and inspire young men.


Man in the Mirror

Matt Nicholas, Senior Creative, Freelance, UK

Graham Roberts, Filmmaker, Freelance, UK


Successful Generation

Inna Tabachenko, Copywriter, BBDO Berlin GMBH, Germany

Lisa Glonti, Art Director, BBDO Berlin GMBH, Germany


World Record

Marita Kavelashvili, Creative Director, BOBA Production, Georgia

Ana Tediashvili, Creative Director, BOBA Production, Georgia


The Young Lions Media competition focuses on how young professionals use strategic thinking and innovative approaches to solve an important marketing challenge. This year’s brief was delivered by the Unstereotype Alliance, which asked competitors to curate a powerful media strategy that reaches young men and presents a more diverse, contemporary understanding of success for them.


Who is the successful man?

Jiayu Cao, Business Development Manager, Havas Creative China, Mainland China

Linghui Dai, Senior Copywriter, Havas Creative China, Mainland China



Seri Morikawa, Copywriter, Hakuhodo Inc, Japan

Hinako Kawai, Designer, Hakuhodo Inc, Japan


#Sidekick: New Face of Success

Sujin Lim, Art Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea

Tae-yul Ko, Art Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea

Ana Tediashvili, Creative Director, BOBA Production, Georgia

Marketers, sponsored by Pantone:

Focusing on the foundation of creative work that engages its audience, the Young Lions Marketers competition centres on creating a strong and effective brief. This year the brief was set by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which asked competitors to recruit young people, entrepreneurs, influencers and civil society groups to champion and advocate for the IDA, to create greater awareness for their work. 


I Do Give A F***

Praptee Sharma, Manager - Product Marketing, Jio Platforms Limited, India

Roshni Govind Iyengar, Manager - Strategic Initiatives, Jio Platforms Limited, India


What Would Ida Do?

Gemma Albin, Senior Manager - Global Influencer Strategy, The LEGO Group, UK

Charlotte Rubesa, Senior Communications Strategist, The LEGO Group, UK


Taste Today, Change Tomorrow

Maria del Mar Ventura Marí, Brand Manager, GBFoods, Spain

Sònia Bellés Fernandez, Brand Manager Junior, GBFoods, Spain


The Young Lions PR competition asks its entrants to create an innovative PR strategy. The PR brief was supplied by Jood Kitchen. Jood Kitchen asked Young Lions competitors for a strong PR idea to raise awareness of the benefits of Jood Kitchen, so it can become more independent and financially self-sufficient in the long term.


Lunch (Tax) Break

Ginola Tan, Copywriter, GOVT Singapore, Singapore

Tan Yuan Ling, Art Director, GOVT Singapore, Singapore


The Homeless Chef’s Table

Diogo Brandao, Art Director, HeimatTBWA, Germany

Timo Zwiesigk, Copywriter, HeimatTBWA, Germany


One Plate Society

Lana Bachaliashvili, Account Manager, Leavingstone, Georgia

Nino Totladze, Account Manager, Leavingstone, Georgia

Ana Tediashvili, Creative Director, BOBA Production, Georgia


The Young Lions Print competition challenges young creatives to produce a stand-out, captivating and unique print ad. This year’s brief was provided by the Unstereotype Alliance and challenged competitors to redefine current entrenched narratives and present a more diverse, contemporary understanding of success for men and develop a print idea that raises awareness of this.


Man’s Greatest Fan

Ana Cornejo, Graphic Designer, Paradise DDB, Ecuador

María Paula Mera Vélez, Strategic Planning Leader, Paradais DDB, Ecuador


The Direction to Success

Rony Saavedra, Art Director, Mediamonks, Colombia

Alejandro Orjuela, Copywriter, DAVID, Colombia


The Toxic Feed

Alexandre Thiebaut, Creative Copywriter, Publicis Conseil, France

Robin Schneider, Art Director, Publicis Conseil, France

All winners will also be available to view on The Work and the Press Portal. More about the Young Lions Competitions can be found here:

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